April School Vacation Week Activities & Events

It's April School Vacation week in the Boston area! Local Museums and organizations have set up some fantastic programming for the week of April 13- 21, 2013. In addition, you'll find lots of fun live music performances, puppet & marionette shows, super science & art workshops, sports camps, and more. Spring is here - Enjoy!

Boston Metro

11th Annual Cambridge Science FestivalCambridge, Free
Fri, April 14, 2017  -  Sun, April 23, 2017   
Be Curious! Join scientists, engineers and more at the Cambridge Science Festival, a 10 day celebration showcasing fun and interactive science, technology, engineering and math for everyone!
All Girls Sports FestivalRoxbury, Free
Tue, April 18, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
Boston girls ages 11 - 14 are invited to enjoy a variety of fun ways to exercise mind, body, and spirit and try out a variety of sports with expert instructors including including basketball, tennis, Double Dutch, step dancing, track, swimming, bicycling, rugby and soccer. ...
Explore-a-saurus at Boston Children's MuseumBoston, $$
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Wed, January 31, 2018   
The dinosaurs are coming! Boston Children’s Museum’s first-ever hands-on dinosaur exhibit, Explore•a•Saurus, will introduce you to the clues that dinosaurs left behind, and how we use those clues to tell the stories of...
Minecraft Summer CampBoston
Mon, July 31, 2017  -  Fri, August 4, 2017   
In Empow’s home studio in Lexington, we host an After-School Club, weekend technology clubs, vacation & summer camps, one-day NanoCamps when schools are closed, birthday parties, and more.

West Suburbs

Patriots Day at the Concord MuseumConcord, $
Mon, April 17, 2017  -  Mon, April 17, 2017   
Get Revolutionary! Enjoy the Concord Museum on Patriots' Day - crafts, scavenger hunts, living history, colonial games and gallery talks. Don't miss the Lantern. Bring the kids!
JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation ProgramNewton, $$$
Thu, April 13, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
From sports to swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation Program.
Empow's Tech & Design CampLexington, $$
Mon, April 17, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
Empow Studios brings technology, arts, and play together to help young learners discover and build on their creative talents. Visit our website for more details!
LINX April Vacation Camps for KidsWellesley, $
Mon, April 17, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
Kids have fun during April Vacation at LINX in Wellesley, 4/17 – 4/21. Activities for kids age 3 years – 12th grade, including Ninja Warrior, Theater and Dance workshops, and more.
My Gym Newton Spring Break CampNewton, $$
Tue, April 18, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
Drop your children off for three hours at My Gym Newton! They will play games, ride our zipline, eat a snack and make a craft. This camp is perfect for spring break free time!
TinytropolisActon, $
Tue, April 18, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
Come visit the Mini City with a Big Future! Join us as we design, build, and explore a mini city constructed completely out of cardboard and creativity.
Chestnut Hill's Farmer for a DaySouthborough, $$
Tue, April 18, 2017  -  Thu, April 20, 2017   
Dig into vacation at Chestnut Hill Farm and become a farmer for a day! You’ll help care for animals and learn to grow farm fresh food.
Tech & Design Summer CampWestford
Mon, July 17, 2017  -  Fri, July 21, 2017   
In Empow’s home studio in Lexington, we host an After-School Club, weekend technology clubs, vacation & summer camps, one-day NanoCamps when schools are closed, birthday parties, and more.
Minecraft Summer CampBelmont
Mon, July 24, 2017  -  Fri, July 28, 2017   
In Empow’s home studio in Lexington, we host an After-School Club, weekend technology clubs, vacation & summer camps, one-day NanoCamps when schools are closed, birthday parties, and more.

North Suburbs

Guard Up Full Day Spring BreakBurlington, $
Mon, April 17, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
This adventure is set up for both our Zombie Campers and Wizards & Warriors campers to enjoy together no matter which themed hero they choose. Please indicate your preference in case of split programs.
April Vacation: Mason Jar TerrariumsIpswich, $$
Mon, April 17, 2017  -  Mon, April 17, 2017   
We’ll use glass mason jars, gravel, soil, mosses and plants to create a miniature natural world that can stay on your desk or windowsill. You’ll leave with a mini terrarium of your own!
April Vacation: Farm FeltingIpswich, $$
Mon, April 17, 2017  -  Mon, April 17, 2017   
Learn about the time honored tradition of wool felting. We’ll try our hand making twisted wool bracelets and felt balls to be used for farm-fun necklaces.
April Vacation: Bread & Butter MakingIpswich, $$
Wed, April 19, 2017  -  Wed, April 19, 2017   
We will work together to measure ingredients and kneed the dough to make our own homemade rolls. While the bread cooks we’ll turn fresh Jersey milk into delicious butter.
April Vacation: Cheese Making for KidsIpswich, $$
Thu, April 20, 2017  -  Sun, April 20, 2014   
With the help of our educator we will make a batch of fresh farm cheese while we learn about how our cows turn green grass to creamy, nutritious milk.
April Vacation: Mason Jar TerrariumsIpswich, $$
Fri, April 21, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
Bring some green life inside with an easy and fun mason jar terrarium. We’ll use glass mason jars, gravel, soil, mosses and plants to create a miniature natural world.
April Vacation Program for pre-k - 2nd gradeMedford, $$
Sat, April 22, 2017  -  Fri, April 25, 2014   
Enjoy art, music and gardening at this fun and interesting preschool - second grade vacation program. Half day or full day option. visit ase.tuftsedu/epcs
Earth Day: Kids Cook & GrowIpswich, $$
Sat, April 22, 2017  -  Sat, April 22, 2017   
Kids will practice basic measuring and knife skills as we work together to whip up a tasty farm frittata with our own eggs. Kids will also plant their own mini herb garden to take home
Meet the Cows TourIpswich, $$
Sat, April 22, 2017  -  Sat, April 22, 2017   
On this special program designed for our young farm friends, we’ll enjoy calf close encounters, a cow story and costume, a tour of the milking barn to see our cows being milked and more!

South Suburbs

Robert Giles at The Children’s Museum in EastonEaston, $
Mon, April 17, 2017  -  Mon, April 17, 2017   
Join Dr. Robert Giles as he will be exploring renewable energy through hands on activities with the kids. Kids can explore with simple circuits involving lights, magnets, and small solar panels.

Massachusetts

Fee Free National Parks DaysMassachusetts, Free
Mon, January 16, 2017  -  Sun, November 12, 2017   
One of five Fee Free days/periods at National Parks, Forests & Wildlife refuges. Enjoy free admission to several Massachusetts parks today.

Rhode Island

ZooCamp: Spring Tadpole Academy at Roger Williams Park ZooRhode Island
Mon, April 17, 2017  -  Fri, April 21, 2017   
Each session is only three hours long and includes stories, crafts, games, encounters with wild animal ambassadors and zoo exploration in a safe, small group of only 15 campers per week.